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NURSE MANAGER

The Nurse Manager is responsible for directing and managing the staff and health services of an assigned program, facility, hospital, or geographic area. This

Class Code:

L009C

Job Grade:

MP03

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Plans, coordinates, and directs nursing services operations by establishing nursing care standards that are in compliance with state and federal regulations and ensures quality care is provided to patients. Selects, mentors, motivates, and directs development and evaluation of the staff; establishes and tracks quality improvement indicators and other information concerning services and care, to ensure that resources are available to provide quality services. Oversees the development of patient care plans by developing treatment plans, monitoring and evaluating the quality of patient care, recommending alternative nursing methods, and developing corrective action plans regarding identified needs and deficiencies. Participates, consults, and collaborates in the development of long-range plans for health care programs; develops and recommends new and revised policies, procedures, plans, and strategies to respond to changes in program needs, objectives, and priorities and to improve the effectiveness of nursing services. Determines requirements and recommends staff, material, equipment, and contract services for nursing operations to contribute to the formulation and justification of budgetary requests. Monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with budgetary guidelines and effective delivery of services. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of the principles and practices of nursing. Knowledge of health care systems and services. Knowledge of the organization, operations, and services involved in the operation of a residential care facility. Knowledge of state and federal laws, rules, and regulations governing the operation of a health care facility. Knowledge of the principles and practices of human resource and organizational management. Ability to establish comprehensive organizational systems and programs and to direct operations through subordinate managers. Ability to coordinate and direct the provision of professional nursing care and allied services to patients. Ability to evaluate programs, policies, and services and to develop and direct implementation of changes to solve problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

Licensed as a Registered Nurse by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing in accordance with ACA 17-87-301; plus six years experience in nursing, including four years of supervisory experience as a nurse in public health. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

E
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